21 April 2014
Int J Med Sci 2013; 10(4):382-384. doi:10.7150/ijms.5689
Short Research Communication
Epidemiological Determinants of Successful Vaccine Development
1. School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Level 6, Core F, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Epidemiological determinants of successful vaccine development were explored using measurable biological variables including antigenic stability and requirement of T-cell immunity. Employing a logistic regression model, we demonstrate that a high affinity with blood and immune cells and pathogen interactions (e.g. interference) would be the risk factors of failure for vaccine development.
Keywords: Vaccination, epidemiology, infectious disease, immunization, statistical model.
How to cite this article:
Nishiura H, Mizumoto K. Epidemiological Determinants of Successful Vaccine Development. Int J Med Sci 2013; 10(4):382-384. doi:10.7150/ijms.5689. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v10p0382.htm